Special Report: ”The Doctor Will Kill You, Now”

Special Report: ”The Doctor Will Kill You, Now”
Vol: 107 Issue: 19 Thursday, August 19, 2010

A number of liberal US states including (unsurprisingly) California have concluded that the best way to deal with the state’s growing drug problem is to help it grow. 

Any growth industry is evidently an improvement and marijuana is California’s largest cash crop.  

Recent polling by Zogby in May demonstrated that a majority of Americans, say it “makes sense to tax and regulate” marijuana. The Zogby poll, commissioned by the conservative-oriented O’Leary Report, found 52 percent in favor of legalization, only 37 percent opposed.

According to the deplorable Huffington Post , a previous ABC News/Washington Post poll found 46 percent in support of legalizing pot.

In California, a Field Poll found 56 percent backing legalization and as a result California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called for an open debate on legalization, all which suggests that American society may be reaching a ‘tipping point’ when it comes to legal pot.

In Oakland ‘entrepreneur’ (or drug dealer, depending on one’s perspective) Richard Lee founded something called “Oaksterdam University” to “prepare people for jobs in the cannabis industry.” Lee was profiled by MSNBC explaining his philosophy on selling drugs.

“My basic idea is to professionalize the industry, and have it taken seriously just like beer and distilling hard liquor.”

To that end, Lee has begun an effort to gain enough signatures to qualify putting pot on the statewide ballot as the “Control, Regulate and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010.”  The act would legalize possession of small amounts of pot for personal use.  

Adults over 21 could legally possess up to one ounce of the drug and will be allowed to cultivate and grow as much pot as will fit in a five foot by five foot space. I did a little checking to see how much pot one can grow in a space that size.  

According to one website, that is enough room to produce about a pound of pot every couple of months.   That is a lot of pot — more than could be smoked by a single user. 

Which raises two immediate questions. 

The first is how the state would hope to tax the pot somebody is growing in their basement.  Some kind of honor system?  A place on your income tax form where you enter the weight of the pot you grew last year?

The second is what happens to the excess pot?  If every pot head in California grew a pound of pot every couple of months, that’s more than they can use. 

Can they sell it?  Well, no.  Only licensed pot growers will be allowed to sell it, which will keep the illegal drug trade going in the rest of the country.

“Oaksterdam” should take a look at how the drug experiment is working out in its (nick)namesake city in Holland.  The Dutch are looking at ways to unring that bell now that Amsterdam and other Dutch cities have become the destination of choice for narco-tourists.

Holland legalized most recreational drug use years ago and Amsterdam’s thirteen “coffee shops” that sell marijuana and hashish now serve as many as 2 million narco-tourists per year. 

Big money, but all that’s gold does not glitter.

The city would like to put Pandora back in her box and pass new laws making it illegal to sell drugs to foreigners, although they would still allow drug dealers to addle the minds of their own Dutch population.

The Dutch city of Maastricht legalized recreational drug use, ostensibly as a way of keeping Dutch youth safe, proving the old adage that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  

Maastricht now enjoys a crime rate three times that of similarly-sized cities further from the borders and Dutch lawmakers are coming to the conclusion that they’ve been deceived.  

The Netherlands once had 1,500 legalized drug bars, or ‘coffee shops’.   City officials have managed to close about half of them through inventive local ordinances, but are learning that it is a lot easier to turn a cucumber into a pickle than it is to reverse the process. 

There are still about 700 places in the Netherlands where you can order an espresso and a joint. 

Oh, and there was something else I read about the Netherlands recently . . . not sure if it is related to this story or not.  You tell me.

One of the fastest growing causes of death in the Netherlands is now euthanasia.  Euthanasia, or physician-assisted suicide, was legalized by the same Dutch lawmakers that thought selling drugs in coffee shops was a good idea.

And evidently there were enough of them who had stopped in for a cuppa Joe and a nice, relaxing joint recently that nobody noticed the little loophole that also legalized – get this . . . involuntary euthanasia.

That’s when a doctor decides for you that your life isn’t worth living.  A 2007 study found that up to 10% of all deaths in Holland were by euthanasia.   There are a couple of kinds of euthanasia.  You can ask for it yourself. 

In 2005, the last year for which there are detailed statistics, there were approximately 400 assisted suicide deaths at the patient’s request.  

A family member can request it on a patient’s behalf.  There were 2,636 reported euthanasia deaths that fell into that category.  (In the Netherlands, it pays to be nice to your kids.)

Then there is the third category — euthanasia “without explicit request or consent.”  Oddly, there were more of these – 550 — than there were at the patient’s request.   Indeed, one study found that many cases reported as voluntary euthanasia were really the involuntary kind.

And now, leaders of the Dutch euthanasia lobby (yes, euthanasia lobby) is pushing for a bill that would legalize euthanasia for persons over seventy who are otherwise healthy but are now tired of living. 

More than 100,000 Dutch coffee-drinkers (most presumably under 70) have already signed the petition.

It is a bizarre mental image to contemplate: The doctor will kill you now the doctor takes a big hit off a joint, focuses his eyes, and tells the nurse to send in the next patient.  

The nurse sticks her head out the door and says to the next patient in line:

“The doctor will kill you now.” 

But this stupidity is entirely in keeping with the image painted by Scripture for the last days. 

Revelation 9:21 gives the reasons for the unfolding judgments against an unrepentant and Christ-rejecting world.

Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”

Note the context of the ‘sorceries’ that bewitch the last generation before the return of Christ. Deception, murder, fornication and theft. Compare those to the handmaidens of drug abuse.

Where drugs are illegal, drug abusers live double lives of deception. Drug dealers and drug gangs use theft and murder as tools of the trade.   Where you find prostitution, you find drugs, and vice versa.

And in Holland, where drugs are legal, it is also legal to kill off unwanted babies, (even after they are born) and the elderly, the infirm and the “useless” — either voluntarily or involuntarily.  (After all, it is almost exactly the same word. Why make a fuss?)

The word “sorcery” or “sorceries” is used six times in the KJV, twice in the Old Testament and four times in the New.   In Isaiah 47:9 and 47:12 the word sorceries is translated from the Hebrew ‘kesheph’ meaning, “magic” or “magic arts.”

In Acts 8:9 and Acts 8:11 the word is translated from the Greek word, magea which also means ‘magic’ or ‘magic arts.’

The only other places where the word sorceries appears in Scripture is Revelation 9:21 and Revelation 18:23 – the book specifically intended to be understood by the generation that would see its fulfillment. 

The Book of the Revelation is a chronological record of the future as recorded from the distant past.  So it would seem logical that it would contain certain references that would make sense only to that generation – a ‘code’, if you will, clear only to the generation to whom it was intended.

A code word that no previous generation would understand, but that would be a vivid explanation to the intended audience, needing no further elaboration.  

Previous generations must have wondered what magic arts would be so amazingly deceptive as to deceive all nations. The KJV translators must have been just as confused, since the word that John chose didn’t make any sense to them, which is why they translated it ‘sorceries.’ 

They didn’t understand the code word.  It wasn’t written to fifteenth century Christians – it was written to the Christians that would instantly recognize it for what it is, what it means, and how it works.

That code word, found only in the context of explaining the reasons for Tribulation judgment, and translated into English as sorceries, is the Greek word, pharmakea, a word meaning ‘the use or administration of drugs.’

“Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”

“And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”

The point here isn’t really the connection between addle-pated Dutchmen getting stoned in coffee shops and then voting in favor of offing Grandpa, although that, by itself, is one of those “it must be the end of the world as we know it” stories.

The point I want you to see here is the amazing accuracy of God’s Word in prophecy.  John had no idea why he was blaming drugs for murders, fornications, theft and deception.  He just wrote down what he was told to write down.

Fifteenth century translators had no idea why John were refer to medicines as the culprit, so they picked a word that made more sense to them.  It must be magic!  

And if the Bible were really just a collection of stories from the past that were bound together so stupid people could worship them, then magic would have been the right word in AD 87, it would have been the right word in 1611 and it would have been the right word in 2010.

In 1611, bewitching a population would seem like magic.  In 2010, bewitchment would prove the scoffers right.  But God made the odd choice of inspiring John to write, pharmakea.

Just think of it! Two thousand years ago, the prophet John, in exile on the island of Patmos, wrote that the last generation would be characterized by rampant drug abuse that would result in widespread deception, murder, sexual immorality and theft.

And that the nations of the world would eventually embrace it as a good thing.

Remember that Jesus said that when these things BEGIN to come to pass, our redemption is so close we are to keep looking up.  

Unless you live in Holland. Then you may want to keep one eye on your relatives. And the other on what they are putting in that ‘vitamin’ shot.

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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